Grapefruit Smoothie



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This grapefruit smoothie combines red grapefruit, frozen pineapple, fresh ginger and Greek yogurt for a healthy smoothie that helps diminish bloating and boost your metabolism!

This smoothie is the perfect reset after indulging in too many cocktails, traveling and/or celebrating.

Lately we’ve been eating out a lot and indulging in more alcohol than normal. I don’t regret a single bite or sip, but I can tell that my body is bloated and in need of a little break. That’s where this smoothie recipe comes into play! It’s the perfect elixir for resetting.

Two grapefruit smoothies with straws served on a marble tray.

I knew tossing together this combo of superfoods into a smoothie would be just what I needed to get back on track! Plus the smoothie is so delicious and easy.

The grapefruit brings a tangy sweetness, along with a beautiful pink hue. It’s got frozen pineapple which adds a lovely sweet flavor while giving the smoothie a creamy, thick consistency. And last but not least, the fresh ginger gives this smoothie a pop of spice.

Grapefruit smoothie topped with fresh berries, grapefruit and granola.

Grapefruit Smoothie Ingredients

  • grapefruit – is loaded with vitamin C and the antioxidant lycopene, which is shown to reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage. It’s also a great source of fiber and has a high water content (which helps with hydration and satiety). Added bonus, grapefruit helps the body use insulin efficiently, which keeps blood sugar under control and boosts calorie burn.
  • pineapple – is packed with nutrients and an important enzyme called bromelain, which metabolizes protein, eases inflammation and decreases bloating. <— Yes please!
  • Greek yogurt – is an excellent source of calcium, potassium, zinc and B vitamins. It also has protein (to help with satiety) and probiotic cultures for good gut health.
  • coconut oil – for the medium chain fatty acids, which are easily digested, burned for energy and promote blood sugar stabilization.
  • fresh ginger – is amazing for treating nausea and has awesome anti-inflammatory effects.
Grapefruit smoothie being poured into glass.

How to Serve

You can serve the smoothie straight up in a glass or make smoothie bowls. I made sure the smoothie had a thick texture that would work well for smoothie bowls! I topped my bowls with granola, grapefruit segments, fresh berries and little almond butter and it was sooo good!

Two grapefruit smoothies with straws served on a marble tray.

Tips on Saving a Smoothie for Later

  • Store the smoothie in a glass container with an airtight lid (I use mason jars, but a thermos would probably work really well too). Seal the container and place in the fridge as soon as possible.
  • Try to fill the container to the top to avoid extra air which will cause the smoothie to oxidize.
  • Add a little lime or lemon juice to prevent oxidation.
  • Take the smoothie out of the fridge when you’re ready to drink it. Give it a good shake and enjoy.
  • Plan to drink the smoothie within 24 hours — it probably won’t keep much longer than that.
Two grapefruit smoothies topped with fresh berries, grapefruit and granola.

Notes on Grapefruit

For this recipe I used Winter Sweetz grapefruit. They’re grown in Texas and quite possibly the sweetest, juiciest grapefruit I’ve ever had. Now I see why February is National Grapefruit Month… grapefruit is at its peak right now.

  • Use grapefruit segments! Segmenting the grapefruit removes the bitter pith and makes for a sweet and juicy smoothie without any bitter aftertaste. Segment the grapefruit over a bowl so you can catch all the fresh juice and include it in the smoothie as well! I even squeezed all the rind pieces over the bowl to get every last bit of juice.

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If you make this grapefruit smoothie, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

4.16 from 19 votes

Grapefruit Smoothie

This grapefruit pineapple detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients to help diminish bloating, boost your metabolism and get you feeling your best!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 Winter Sweetz red grapefruit
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 inch knob of fresh ginger
  • grapefruit segments berries and granola (for topping)


  • Segment grapefruit: Segment grapefruit over a bowl so you can collect all the juice. Set 2-3 segments aside for topping.
  • Blend: Add grapefruit segments, grapefruit juice, frozen pineapple, Greek yogurt, coconut oil and fresh ginger into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • Taste: If smoothie is too thick you can add a little non-dairy milk.
  • Serve: Pour into two glasses and enjoy. Or serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings — grapefruit segments, granola, berries, etc.


Greek yogurt – You can use non-dairy yogurt to make this smoothie dairy-free.


Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grapefruit smoothie
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  1. 5 stars
    I love grapefruit. This is my favorite smoothie right now. I have made it several times. I like the creamy yogurt with the tart grapefruit.

    1. Woo!! So glad you’re loving this smoothie, Virginia. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! So refreshing, and I never would have thought to make a smoothie out of these ingredients!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Bekah! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  3. 4 stars
    I wasn’t sure if I’d like the tangy-ness of this smoothie, but after a late night, it was way better than I expected and set me back on track!

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